weekend recap
19 October 2009, 2:27 pm
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friday:

  • friday night lights: a football game at fairfax high (go lions!). i was super excited to go to a game, which we’ve been wanting to do since last season. i was a little bummed that the weather was still so hot, because to me football games mean sweaters, jeans, boots and hot chocolate! I still wore a light sweater, jeans, and boots, but george wore a tshirt, shorts, and flipflops. I almost made him change. anyway, the game was a really good time, especially seeing the marching band, hehe. in the 4th quarter there was suddenly a commotion at the top of the stands and practically a stampede to get away. it turns out a girl was pepper sprayed (still unclear why?), and a lot of confusion ensued as someone tried to get her out of the stands to recover. the most disturbing part about the whole thing was that an ambulance or police didn’t really show up to help for at least 30 minutes. the poor girl puked on the side of the football field (?) with people doing what they could, just waiting for someone with authority to show up. we were stunned that there wasn’t already an ambulance on site- what if something more serious had happened?
  • afterwards we hit up mr. pizza, randomly recommended from a park ranger on our last camping trip. it was pretty good, but the search is still on for an excellent pizza joint in LA.

saturday:

  • got up early and took the car to the honda dealer for an airbag recall, oil change, and tire rotation (no car for a day, gasp!).
  • bussed it back home and got a domo slurpee from 7-11! george made quinoa scrambles and we hung out and watched some football. of course we were stuck with the ucla-cal game instead of penn state, but I caught a few glimpses of the snowy ‘whiteout’ in state college in the highlights. can’t believe it actually snowed enough to shut down some tailgating fields.
  • almost finished my bolero during the usc-notre dame game… weaving in all the ends might take some time after I actually finish the knitting part though- I think I used almost 7 balls of yarn.
  • dodged the honda dealers “well you really should replace your….” call, and went to pick up the car.
  • waited for it to cool down before my 5k run/walk- still improving.
  • made a sweet potato + apple bake with a soy-honey sauce. the sweet potatoes really soaked up the flavor, which alone was a little overwhelming, but with a bite of pork really worked.
  • went to see where the wild things are at arclight, a pretty fantastic movie all around. james gandolfini was perfectly cast as the voice of carol, once you got over the fact that tony soprano was a wild thing, of course! i definitely agree with the critique that smaller children might find it a little scary, which is kind of a bummer since we all know its possible to successfully make a kid-and-adult friendly movie (ahem, pixar). one of the critics on rotten tomatoes said “this is a movie for adults who used to be kids,” which in the end is pretty accurate. despite that, it was a beautiful, touching movie that really brings you back to living room forts.

sunday:

  • jackie and i went to the hollywood farmers market (since the weho one was canceled for the aids walk), which is always pretty hectic. finds of the week are probably squash, big juicy pears, and kettle corn.
  • gave shana the thumbs up on her lovely seating chart presentations for her wedding next weekend! hooray!
  • random errands and trader joes. bought a new tiny jade plant!
  • the rest of the day was spent apartment cleaning, smoothie making, and photo editing. finally posted my photos from amy’s wedding here.
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